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Oct 17

The Formula 1 Grand Prix Du Canada informs you

2017 Formula 1 United States Grand Prix

2016-10-23October 20, 21, And 22, 2017. 39th Edition Of A Us Grand Prix, 6th In Austin, Texas – 17th Round Of The 2017 FIA Formula 1 World Championship.

QUALIFYING: Saturday, October 21, 4 p.m. local time; live on RDS at 4:45 p.m.; on TSN 5 at 4 p.m.

RACE: Sunday, October, 22, 2 p.m. local time; pre-race show live on RDS Info at 2:30 p.m.; live on TSN 2 at 2 p.m; rebroadcast on RDS at 5 p.m.

2016 RESULTS:

FRONT ROW OF THE GRID:

Lewis Hamilton (Mercedes) 1:34,999

Nico Rosberg (Mercedes) 1:35,215

RACE:

  1. Lewis Hamilton (Mercedes)

2.Nico Rosberg (Mercedes)

3.Daniel Ricciardo (Red Bull Tag Heuer)

FASTEST LAP: Sebastian Vettel (Ferrari) 1:39,877

CIRCUIT OF THE AMERICAS: 5.513 km, 20 corners, two DRS zones, 56 laps, 308.405 km in total, lap record: 1:39.347 by Sebastian Vettel (Red Bull Renault) 2012

ABOUT THE UNITED STATES GRAND PRIX:

The “Circuit of the Americas” in Austin is the 10th and most recent track where a Formula 1 Grand Prix has been held in America, not counting the editions of the “Indianapolis 500” classic which, from 1950 to 1960, were included in the World Championship calendar. Before Austin, Detroit, Dallas, Indianapolis, Las Vegas, Long Beach, Phoenix, Riverside, Sebring, and Watkins Glen – twenty times – have hosted a Formula 1 race. There have been eight editions of a US Grand Prix East and as many editions of a USGP West, and two more bearing the name of the famous gambling capital.

  • Three names have dominated the US Grand Prix since its arrival in the capital of Texas in 2012: Lewis Hamilton (one pole position and four wins), Sebastian Vettel (two pole positions, one win, four fastest laps), and Nico Rosberg (two pole positions and one fastest lap).
  • Being held a little over 250 kilometres from the coast of the Gulf of Mexico during hurricane season, the United Sates Grand Prix is liable to be disrupted by foul weather, as was the case in 2015 during the passage of tropical storm Patricia. The afternoon session was cancelled on Friday, October 23. Free practice was held the next morning, but the track proved to be unusable in the afternoon and qualifying was postponed until Sunday morning, but heavy rain forced cars to stop after Q2. The grid was formed on the basis of those results, and Nico Rosberg thus inherited pole with a time of 1:56.824.
  • In 2005 at Indianapolis, Formula 1 had one of the worst moments of its history. A puncture on Ralf Schumacher’s Toyota during the first day of practice worried Michelin as to the durability of its tires at high speeds. After qualifying, where Jarno Trulli took pole position for Toyota, Michelin recommended that the seven teams it supplied not take part in the Grand Prix. At the start on Sunday, only the Ferrari, Jordan, and Minardi cars, shod with Bridgestone tires, were on the grid. Ferrari’s Michael Schumacher and Rubens Barrichello stood on the first two steps of the podium, and Portugal’s Tiago Monteiro, driving for Jordan, took 3rd place, one lap down.
  • American drivers have enjoyed little success at any of their home Grand Prix. Only Eddie Cheever, Richie Ginther, Dan Gurney and Mario Andretti have stood on the podium and only the latter won, at Long Beach in 1977.
  • In 1961, a young, twenty-four-year-old from Ohio finished 8th at Watkins Glen for Lotus. He did the same the following year, that time finishing 9th while driving a Cooper. His name? Roger Penske.
  • Ferrari and McLaren have won twelve times in the United States. Lotus has eleven wins, Williams five, Mercedes three, and Red Bull one.
  • American driver Alexander Rossi finished in 12th place for Marussia the only time he competed in the United States Grand Prix, in 2015. The following year, he won the “Indianapolis 500” classic.

SOME CELEBRATIONS:

OCTOBER 17: This Tuesday, the oldest driver currently in F1, Kimi Räikkönen, turns 38.

OCTOBER 18: Pascal Wehrlein will celebrate his 23rd birthday.

HAMILTON WINNER AND VETTEL 6TH OR WORSE… IT’S OVER!

The recent string of bad luck that has befallen Scuderia Ferrari and, mostly, Sebastian Vettel have seriously compromised the German’s chances of taking his 5th World Championship and of preventing Lewis Hamilton from taking his 4th sooner rather than later. In fact, mathematically, this could happen this weekend in Austin. The die would be cast should the Mercedes driver win and his rival finish 6th or lower. The gap between the two drivers would then be higher than the seventy-five points that consecutive wins would give Vettel at the last three races of the season.

LEWIS MORE PRODUCTIVE THAN MICHAEL:

Lewis Hamilton’s achievements since the start of his F1 career already allow him to feature among the greatest, and to tie or break records from one Grand Prix to the next. At Suzuka, the Brit started a Grand Prix from the front row for the 116th time, which ties him with the great German champion. Japan was also his 71st pole position, thus extending his lead over Schumacher, and another double success (pole and win) would tie him with the German in 1st place overall. Schumacher has had forty wins after starting from pole. Finally, Hamilton’s win in Suzuka was his 61st, still quite a distance behind Shumi’s ninety-one wins. But as percentages go, Hamilton is now fractionally ahead: the Brit has stood on the top step of the podium 29.9% of the time, against 29.64% for the German. Only drivers from another era, Clark, Fangio, and Ascari who have competed in fewer than seventy-five races, have higher averages.

DANIEL RICCIARDO AND PODIUMS:

With his first podium at Suzuka, Daniel Ricciardo now has twenty-seven top three finishes, as many as Ralf Schumacher and Bruce McLaren. He’s now only four podium finishes behind his illustrious countryman, Sir Jack Brabham, who had thirty-one. In Japan, the smiling Red Bull driver tasted champagne for the 9th time this year, a new personal record for him, after having eight such results in 2014 and 2016. But watch out: he has four races left to match or outperform another Aussie… Mark Webber who had ten podium finishes in 2010 and 2011.

ALONSO… IN SPITE OF EVERYTHING:

Despite the difficult seasons he’s had with McLaren recently, Fernando Alonso is drawing ever closer to 1st place overall in one respect: the number of race finishes. At Suzuka, he crossed the finish line for the 229th time in his career, just one race behind Jenson Button in second place, and eight behind Michael Schumacher, still first overall.

JOLYON PALMER FOLLOWING IN THE FOOTSTEPS OF MAX CHILTON?

Renault has fired British driver Jolyon Palmer after thirty-five starts in the World Championship. The twenty-six-year-old is reportedly thinking of moving to IndyCar if he can’t find an F1 drive for 2018. He would thus follow Max Chilton, another British driver of the same age, who also competed in thirty-five Grands Prix without much success in 2013 and 2014.

50 YEARS OF F1 IN CANADA… DID YOU KNOW? T

HIS SEASON, EACH OF OUR BULLETINS WILL INCLUDE STATISTICS ABOUT THE HISTORY OF THE FORMULA 1 GRAND PRIX DU CANADA.

Since 1967, the youngest driver who has competed in the Canadian Grand Prix is Max Verstappen who, in 2015, was 17 years, 8 months and 8 days old. The youngest winner is Lewis Hamilton who, in 2007, was 22 years, 5 months and 3 days old. The oldest driver who has taken the start was Canadian Al Pease who, in 1969, was 47 years, 11 months and 5 days old. Finally, the oldest winner in Canada was Nelson Piquet who, in 1991, was 38 years, 9 months and 16 days old.

RESERVE YOUR SEATS FOR 2018:

All fans who wish to attend the 2018 edition of the Formula 1 Grand Prix du Canada, on June 8, 9, and 10, 2018, whether they were present or not in 2017, may now order general admission tickets or seats in whatever grandstand they choose. Tickets may be purchased in the event’s Web site, at WWW.GPCANADA.CA, or by calling 514 350-0000, every day, between 8 a.m. and 8 p.m.

source: Formula 1 Grand Prix Du Canada, Gpcanada.Ca, Sandrine Garneau-Le Bel, Normand Prieur

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